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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Modern Apizza

874 State St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 776-5306

On our drive from Boston to NYC, New Haven, CT was conveniently located midway on the route. With New Haven making quite the culinary statement, we decided on three well known pizzerias (Modern, Pepe's, Sally's) and the oldest hamburger house in the US, Louis Lunch. Two on the way there and two on the way back. Unfortunately, Louis was on vacation, so Sally's was the sole stop on the way back to Boston. Modern was the first stop on our drive down to NYC. We got there around lunch time and were seated immediately.

$15.25 Medium Sausage, Eggplant Pie (8)
We had a medium pie with half sausage and half eggplant. I'm not sure how eggplant got the nod, but I believe I was silent during the voting process. I thought it was the best of the three New Haven pies. It came out crisp with a nice slightly charred crust. The sausage was of great quality and had a deep, well developed flavor. The eggplant was surprisingly good. It was breaded, which gave it a contrasting texture. Far better than the soggy eggplant slice I had at Lombardi's years ago.

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